Arsenal vs Standard Liège: Betting Tips, Odds & Predictions

Arsenal vs Standard Liege Europa League
Arsenal vs Standard Liège, Europa League, Emirates Stadium

The match is over.
Score: 4-0.

Last season’s beaten finalists Arsenal have fond memories of playing Standard Liege in Europe and will target another big win and make a point that the Gunners are aiming to go one step further in the competition this time around.

Our Betting Tips

Few (including us) quite expected Arsenal’s dominant display away against an impressive Frankfurt side in game week one but Unai Emery’s men turned on the style and showed that they will be taking the Europa League seriously again this season. That result shortened their odds to reach the final once again with online betting sites and after two clean sheets in their last three games in all competitions, it looks like the Gunners are starting to fire this season making the home win and clean sheet an attractive prospect.

There is no denying Arsenal are the stronger of the two and that is clearly reflected in the match odds with popular sportsbooks, but with a tricky game against Manchester United up next in the Premier League, expect the Gunners to get into a comfortable lead and shut up shop. A high scoring affair is not on the cards with so much still to play for despite recent strong performances by both.

Prolific in the first half is not a term we would for either Arsenal or Standard Liege. Only two of Arsenal’s last eleven goals have come in the opening 45 minutes whilst only three of the Belgian outfits last nine goals have come in the first half. Backing a goalless draw at half time seems like a smart move so don’t worry if you miss kick off, chances are not much will have happened anyway.

Statistics

Head to Head

In 1993, Arsenal recorded their biggest ever European win when they defeated Standard Liege 7-0 in the second leg of their second-round clash in Belgium. That gave Arsenal a 10-0 aggregate victory over the two legs to leave Liege embarrassed. Overall, the pair have met four times with Gunners winning the lot.

Stats

  • Arsenal have never lost to Standard Liege winning all four of their previous meetings.
  • Standard Liege beat Vitoria Guimaraes 2-0 in game week one.
  • Arsenal defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 in their opening group game.
  • The Gunners record score in Europe came against Standard Liege when they beat them 7-0 in the Cup Winners Cup in 1993.

Our Prediction for Team vs Team

Arsenal to win 2-0

The Gunners have never lost or even drawn with Standard Liege in four previous meetings and based on Arsenal’s performance against Eintracht Frankfurt, a Liege win looks an unlikely scenario. The Gunners will have one eye on Manchester United at the weekend and will do enough to get the job done. Three times this season Arsenal have scored exactly two goals in a game so back a 2-0 score line for additional value.

Callum Brady is an avid football fan and overly optimistic Leeds supporter #MOT! When he is not spotted visiting Elland Road, Callum spends his time following European Football, Rugby, and has recently taken interest in the NFL. A travel enthusiast, Callum is always looking for recommendations on where to travel based on football pitches to visit.

All tips by Callum Brady

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